Supplier Monitoring and Compliance
Our global supply chain is composed of direct suppliers, including manufacturers of packaging components, suppliers of raw material ingredients, third-party manufacturers, and indirect suppliers, including transportation, energy, print, visual merchandising, counter construction and other services.
Our mandatory Supplier Code of Conduct sets clear expectations for our partners to meet applicable environmental, human rights, antidiscrimination protection, labor and health and safety laws and regulations in countries where we do business.
Our work in this area is governed by our Global Supplier Relations (GSR) team, which has representatives in each of our regions. GSR, in partnership with Global Quality Assurance, Research & Development, Global Regulatory Affairs and Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability, is responsible for ensuring that the suppliers with whom we do business meet the expectations for ethical behavior outlined in our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is the foundation we use to set expectations. It is the basis for how we evaluate and help our suppliers meet our high ethical and quality standards in the procurement of our product ingredients and materials. The Supplier Code of Conduct, in conjunction with our standard purchasing contracts, requires that suppliers be in full compliance with all applicable governmental, legal, regulatory and professional rules and regulations. Our Global Supplier Relations team is continuously working to strengthen our supplier monitoring and compliance program.
Read more about our position on Supplier Relations.